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  • Operational Excellence Leader

    Posted: 07/07/2019

    POSITION:               OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE LEADER                 
                                                   
    DEPARTMENT:      QUALITY ASSURANCE
     
    REPORTS TO:         OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE DIRECTOR
     
    UPDATED:               JULY 10, 2019

    Position Summary

    Working closely with every aspect of the business utilizing Lean Principles, Lean Toolsets, PDCA, 7 QC tools & QED, lead continuous improvement teams on lean implementations & establish detailed action plans. Also, works on improving & enhancing our Quality Management System – through data collection & analysis, along with operator input determine & establish best practices then train across shifts.  Work with Managers, Supervisors & Team Leaders on lean training & implementation in their respective areas of responsibility.  Follow up on value stream & company metrics to ensure data collection & tracking are being maintained & utilized towards KPI continuous improvement strategies & goals. Work closely with all teams/departments on product & process improvements – assisting & engaging others in implementation plans and corrective actions.
     
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    1. Train employees on the Lean & Quality toolsets using power point presentations with the ‘train & apply’ technique to develop & ensure strategic alignment.
    2. Develop cross-functional Kaizen Teams to solve problems, enhance agility, reduce costs & remove ‘waste’ enterprise-wide focused on future state/ideal state design.
    3. Evaluate processes enterprise-wide through the use of face-to-face interaction, time studies, process mapping, value stream mapping, spaghetti mapping & work load balancing while creating a team oriented environment to implement process improvements.
    4. Through the use of lean & quality toolsets show process improvements in key performance indicators (ie.- cycle time, cost of quality, inventory, space utilization, on-time completions, customer satisfaction, etc.)
    5. Work with Value Stream Managers & other Managers on defining & improving product & process issues relating to the respective value streams (product lines).
    6. Data collection & metrics: Assist in defining & collecting data for True North system, value streams & work cells; maintain lean & quality metrics & records, including data entry, tracking & control of documents.
    7. Perform other duties as qualified & assigned by the OpEx Director.
       
      All duties must be performed in compliance with Company policies relating to safety, quality and housekeeping.
       
      Essential Qualifications
    8. Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or closely related degree with two plus years of lean/continuous improvement background & experience.
    9. Minimal Bronze Lean Certified and/or Six Sigma Green Belt preferred.
    10. Ability to work well with others and demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.
    11. Excellent computer skills with data collection & interpretation abilities to apply & resolve problems.
    12. Ability to present to all levels of the organization & take feedback & ideas to incorporate into implementation plans.
    13. Perform work in an industrial environment with exposure to industrial noise, fumes, smoke, etc.
       
      This description is intended as a guide only.  The listed duties may be changed at the discretion of the incumbent’s supervisor.


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